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CBS
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
coverage on wjz 13, maryland's news station. >>> federal lawmakers continue to get an earful about reform from coast to coast while the president tries to set the record straight. >> here's what people are talking about, it's the plan for national health care reform as the white house hopes to rally supporters and put to rest some town hall meetings across the nation. >> reporter: the opposition to president obama's health care reform effort is getting louder and louder. >> say no to socialism. >> voters voicing their opinion at town hall meetings across the nation. >> opponents are concerned that health care reform plans could lead to a takeover of the country and mean lower quality care at a higher price. lawmakers are fighting to set the record straight. >> we are not moving to socialism. >> socialism. >> they're trying to get it heard before the meetings. a multimillion dollar tv campaign will air today to lay out the case of reform. >> reporter: president obama will take on the case in town hall meetings in montana and colorado. 34 percent of americans say the loud disprescrip
NBC
Aug 11, 2009 12:00pm EDT
afternoon. i am mindy basara. today we remember our real trailblazer for the disabled, a maryland resident, and the matriarch of the kennedy family. eunice kennedy shriver passed away at the hospital surrounded by her family. tracie potts looks back at her life. >> a couple of a member of the kennedy family, eunice kennedy shriver war the mantle of public-service largely out to the public eye. unlike her siblings, john, bobby, and ted. her life's work was inspired by another sibling, rose mary, who was born mentally retarded. she founded the special olympics in 1968, inviting people with mental disabilities to showcase their abilities. >> each time you run and jump, you will save others everywhere , "come to our world, where we are free, free to choose our sport." >> her husband, at sargent shriver, co-founded the peace corps and ran for vice president with george mcgovern in 1972. pearse son-in-law, arnold schwarzenegger, is governor of california. she produced a television special on religious faith, binding the kennedys through generations. she focused on the story of mary and
NBC
Aug 24, 2009 5:30am EDT
exception of southern maryland. let's look at our h.d. doppler radar now. basically a very strong patch of showers and storms to the south of baltimore, really over virginia, but approaching southern maryland. there's also a strong storm to the north of ocean city this morning. but in baltimore, central maryland, high pressure's really going take over, so i don't think we'll see the rain. we're actually going to see mostly sunny skies today once this thing gets through here this morning. let's take a look at our current temperatures. temperaturewise this morning, 72 downtown. 69 at the airport. 70 on the eastern shore generally. and we're headed for a high in the mid 80's, which is right where we should be. normal high, august 24, is 84. mostly sunny skies in the charm city today. and again, the lower humidity is going to make it feel quite nice out there. mostly clear tonight at 62 to 68. mild conditions with a light northwest wind. and then as we head into tomorrow, an increase in the temperature, but still keeping the sun around, and then relatively low humidity for this time of the yea
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
driver. 67-year-old john yates was killed while riding a bicycle in the 2800 block of maryland avenue yesterday. he was hit by a truck and police believe that the driver didn't even know that he hit anyone. if you have any information about this case, you're asked to call baltimore city police at: >>> police have arrested a man in miami, florida for a murder in glen bernie. joseph serio is charged with killing george lamont last month. the victim was found july 15. witnesses told police he shot gordon to death and escaped to florida. he was arrested in miami on unrelated charges and police connected him to the maryland murder. >>> three frederick county students are charged with burning a rival high school football field. it hammed this past weekend but the damage was discovered monday. the 17-year-old suspects are from brunswick high school. the fire marshal says they torched a portion of middletown's expensive new field. they also damaged the game clock and the scoreboard. the damage is estimated at about $20,000. middletown high school officials say the community is pretty upset. >
NBC
Aug 27, 2009 5:30am EDT
list of reduction reports will affect the lives of virtually every person in maryland. >> for more information on how the cuts are broken down, go to our website at wbaltv.com and click on politics. the cash for clunkers program was highly successful. it offered customers rebates for turning in their gas guzzlers for more gas division cars ended on monday evening. more than $690,000 were submitted from car dealers. that is roughly $2.9 billion worth. the ford explorer was the vehicle traded in the most. >> today marks the beginning of several days of remembrance is for senator ted kennedy. we are learning more about plans for his funeral. our washington bureau reporter has more details. >> his body will lie in massachusetts for the next two days until it is very here this saturday just outside of washington. to date a farewell tour begins for senator ted kennedy. his body will be escorted from the home to the library in boston. he will stay there for a memorial service friday evening. >> we will celebrate his life. >> a place where kennedy prayed daily during his daughter's own bat
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
state of maryland has died from complications associated with the swine flu. an adult who lived in the washington suburbs did have other medical problems. no other details are being released, but health official says they expect more deaths as the flu season gets closer. and meanwhile, maryland will be on the front lines in the fight against the flu with vaccine trials. abc 2's kelly swoope joins us with that story. kelly? >> reporter: marybeth, they're going to begin testing the vaccine monday at the university of maryland school of medicine. the first studies will start with 67 young adults and 67 seniors. now there are actually three vaccine studies going on throughout the country. two are going to look at different manufacturers and dosing. researchers will look to see what is the most appropriate number for the various age groups. and in the third study will look at how the h1n1 vaccine could impact other vaccines. >> every now and then, if you give several vaccines simultaneously, one could interfere with the other and kind of mute the immune response a bit. 10 we just want t
FOX
Aug 31, 2009 5:30pm EDT
suite. new cafeteria. just a total new look. >>reporter: maryland school construction budget is over 1 billion dollars over a three-year period. >>> baltimore county superintendent of schools visits the students on their first day back. members of the school board stopped by the middle school this mornin morning. one third grade classroom is trying something entirely new this year. entirely paperless classroom. >> all about stimulating the human mind and growth, development for our young people. >>reporter: dr. harrison traditionally visits schools on the first day to observe the smooth effective start of the school year across the county. >> health officials stepping up their effort to contain the swine flu unlike last year schools will not cancel classes because of the flu. parents instead being told to keep infected students home. white house panel says swine flu could kill between 30,000 and 90,000 people nationwide. vaccine is now being created which might be available this october. >> we already know that it is not sufficient for the entire population so we are trying to really i
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 11:00pm EDT
on the corner of maryland avenue and west lafayette near penn station. that's where we find delia goncalves to tell us what happened, and what the family is saying. delia? >> reporter: tonight police are telling us the driver of the truck was driving south on maryland avenue when he made this right on west lafayette, striking jack yates. investigators believe his body may have been dragged. tonight his family is asking for your help to find this driver. on maryland avenue, less than a mile from his home. >> it hasn't been the same since. >> he was your life, yes, he was. >> reporter: 67-year-old jack yates was killed while riding his bicycle. >> i said please be careful out there. you know there is a bunch of nuts out there. >> reporter: ellen's husband of 39 years was heading to the university of baltimore where he was pursuing is his third masters degree in youth counseling. >> i kept calling and calling, and it kept going to voice mail. and by 4 and 5 i was getting frantic. >> reporter: relatives say he was a safe rider. he even had mirrors on his helmet. , i really want to kno
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. now complete coverage on wjz 13, maryland's news station. >>> powerful storms cause power outage. don scott...and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about today.. mideast and maryland. the weather -- past, present &; future. bubala. heels of a powerful line of "thunder"storms, "tropical" storm out in the atlantic. weather. forecasters say strength -- but it could still cause along east coast beaches bring us a rough weekend. we continue to danny's path first warning weather coverage first we begin with meteorologist the first warning weather center. tim williams will begin. >> we'll take you to it and give you an idea of what it looks like. this is a photo of danny, it's still not an impressive storm on radar or satellite, looks like a wild mass of thunderstorms holding on to the tropical storm status with sustained winds of 30 miles per hour. it has gusts of 52 miles per hour. as you see, it never changes to category one status. it stays offshore about 150- miles, we'll see the effects. danny kicking moisture back in our direction. it's only one part of a rainmaker playi
NBC
Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
biomedical research, for patients, their families, and our economy here in maryland. call senator mikulski today. tell her, thanks for protecting the promise of biomedical research and the maryland jobs it provides. it's not just the future, it's life. >> live, local, late breaking, >> another water main ruptured downtown creating headaches for mortar -- morning commuters. good afternoon, everyone. i am indeed this error. a huge hole in a major downtown street after a water main break this weekend. it happened in the 600 block of west saratoga street. we go live to the scene. >> you can see how massive this hole is. the engineers are down there now are, looking for solutions. it is a 40-inch main and at least two storm drains and possible sanitation line. there is no water in the street right now but that was not the case yesterday. this is video from yesterday. you can see the street was flooded on saratoga street. it is closed between green street and martin luther king. how long do you think saratoga street will be closed? >> we will have a better idea later in the day. there's
Univision
Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
" en estados como virginia, maryland y washington dc, se han detectado aproximadamente 215- grupos pandilleros.... y el 85- por ciento son latinos... "los ninos son testigos del abuso fisico,verbal, siquicos que observan en la casa, y creen que esa es la vida real y por a razon muchos ninos se meten en las pandillas latinas que existen en la region y tiene que poner mas atencion a la prevencion. " alcaldes confian que los programas de prevencion pueden combatir el crimen que enfrentan varias ciudades del pais... y ayudar a jovenes en riesgo... programas destinados para padres de familia tambien son importantes, dice este experto... "significa que consejeros van a las casas, visitan a s familias y tratan de ensenar a la familia y a los clientes que hay varios servicios que existen en el condado" "ante el inicio de un nuevo aÑo escolar, expertos dicen que trabajar con las escuelas tambien es critico para la intervencion y prevencion de pandillas... especialmente para ev
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
inmates by jamming their cell phone signals. maryland senator barbara mikulski sponsors the bill and is battling for a full senate vote, despite a broken ankle. brian kuebler reports. >> when we said goodbye to the cash, i now have this boot. >> reporter: senator barbara mikulski jokes that the boot she has to rehab her broken ankle will come in handy to kick butt in the senate. one of her bills is to jam cell phones in prisons. >> we want to jam the criminals. so they're going to jam the cell phones they have out there organizing more violence. >> reporter: governor martin o'malley pushed for the legislation following the high profile maryland case involving carl lackl. this past spring, a federal jury convicted patrick byers of ordering the hit on carl lackl from his cell phone in his prison cell. a crime that does not come as a shock to correctional employees. >> security is a problem. and our officers can only do what they're ordered to do. >> reporter: in fact, state authorities say despite their efforts, near lay thousand cell phones were recovered from prison cells last year.
FOX
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
items went missing. audit covered november of 2005 to july of 2008. >> the governor of maryland talks about thousands of suggests he received on how to save the state money. some are lifting a tuition freeze in state colleges and universities. and stop the purchasing of new voting machines for the state of maryland. others want the state to reduce land acquisitions for the state's program known as open space. >> one of the themes that keeps coming through, from state employees, is the notion of closing all of state government. around holiday times. and in order to allow people to plan and also to save more money by being able to close all operations on the same day. >> the governors office is trying to find $400 million in budget cuts by labor day to balance the budget. >> meantime federal stimulus funding ear marked for maryland could save you money. $51 million will go toward green programs like providing energy grants and low interest loans for energy improvements to residential and commercial buildings, altogether it is expected to save $370 million in energy costs. and reduce car
NBC
Aug 21, 2009 11:00pm EDT
helicopter training accident in colorado. one of the soldiers was from maryland. staff sergeant paul jackson was from lancaster, maryland. they were in a black hawk helicopter wednesday when it crashed into a colorado mountain. the helicopters black box has been recovered, and an investigation is underway. >> it was a frightening scene. 14 high school football players collapsed on ifill, all at virtually the same time. emergency officials insist that he was the only thing responsible. melissa carlson has that story. >> it was just after 4:45 when ems received 8911 call of a number of students down on the kent hat and -- on the high school field. >> initially the concern was if we had a hazmat incident or if they were all just sit at once. >> favre official said 14 students and three coaches were transported to area hospitals. they have all since been released. >> we still believe it was heat related illness, no other reason to believe anything else. >> some, including the public school superintendent, think it is strange. >> we had all of our teams out here practicing yesterday. no other tea
ABC
Aug 25, 2009 6:00pm EDT
protect maryland and get us through the other side of this recession. >> 205 state employees will be laid off and 159 jobs will remain vacant. the rest of the cuts will come from aid to counties and municipalities, higher education and savings from restructuring debt. >>> the government may be making some dire predictions, but not everyone is buying into the panic about the swine flu. a presidential panel has predicted nearly half the country could get infected with the disease, and that as many as 90,000 people could die from it. those scary numbers have a lot of people freaking out. but gbmc dr. melissa sparrow says there is no need to work yourself into a frenzy. she says the swine flu can be as manageable as the regular flu if people just take simple precautions. >> there is no indication that this flu has changed, that there has been a indication of any kind. that's what would be required that it's more severe. >> it's very difficult to turn around the correct vaccine in such a short time. health experts are already doing clinical trials, and say it could take until thanksgiving
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
phone is our senior senator from maryland, senator barbara mikulski. senator, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us tonight. >> marybeth, this is a very sad day for our country. senator kennedy certainly was a champion for those who were left out, didn't have a voice, but also for the middle class. he was a big believer in expanding opportunity in education and health care, and was one of the founding fathers of medicare. so a great loss for our country. >> senator mikulski, you have worked side by side with senator kennedy for more than 20 years. what are some of your personal memories of him? >> first of all, what i so admired ted was his wit, his warmth, his jokes. you would appreciate that we always had friendly arguments. he was a -- he liked his lobsters and clams, i like my steamed crabs, and in fact, i even brought him to baltimore and we ate at one of our crab houses. and he had to admit we had a lot of delicacies. we also worked so hard on legislation. and very few people might not know, but he was a big champion of many of the issues related to women's healt
ABC
Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> that's a sad story. thank you, chris. >>> it's been a deadly summer on maryland waterways. another person has been killed in a boating crash. 47-year-old rick hynson was killed last night when his boat collided with another. state officials will be pushing safety as priority number 1. >> reporter: he had been a part of this community for his entire life. 47-year-old rick hynson loved to fish and loved to be out on the water. it's an experience he loved to share with his family, neighborhood kids, or anyone else who lacked a good day's fishing and fun out on the water. >> ricky was someone that was well-known around here. everyone liked him. he liked everyone. >> reporter: but his life on the water ended on the water. his boat and another one owned by 42-year-old john martins collided in the middle of marley creek. he and his daughter survived, but hynson died at the scene. his death has devastated his friends at the marina that was his home base right on marley creek. >> it's just a terrible, terrible loss. i hope everybody can get through what they're going to have to go
NBC
Aug 16, 2009 9:00am EDT
maryland. we'll see more clouds, though, later this afternoon. it is still going to be a mostly sunny day, though. temperatures already 76 degrees. 76 in ocean city starting off what will be a nice beach day. a nice day in the mountains, as well. it will be pleasant. the humidity will be there, but it won't be unbearable. we'll talk about how long this pattern will last. plus we'll look at some of the new tropical systems that are brewing out in the atlantic and whether they will have an impact . >> our big story comes out of baltimore city where police are investigating a double shooting at the inner harbor. >> it happened last night around 10:15. shortly before the shooting, officers on patrol in the area were alerted about a man carrying a gun. as police searched for that man, shots were fired in front of a restaurant. >> when officers responded, they located two victims. having said that, members of our central district detective unit are investigating this matter. 410-396-2411 is the number to call if you have information. the investigation is in its earling -- early stages. any info
Univision
Aug 24, 2009 11:00pm EDT
..en el condado de n maryland, lideres de organizaciones y funcionarios de esa jurisdiccion se reunieron para la creacion de estrategias y comites que ayuden a los hispano a poder ser contados por el censo... jose angel aguirre nos cuenta mas... lideres deúúúorganizacios pro inmigrantes empresarios y voluntarios del censo se reunieron en el auditorio del condado de montgomery.. para discutir estrategias y comites de trabajos que ayuden al conteo de los hispanos en el proximo censo 2010 despues de esta reunion vamos a tener otras informaciones mas en conjunto que nos permita decir que estamos haciendo para que en estas zonas dificiles se nos permita realizar el trabajo que al final va a beneficiar en maryland el condado de montgomery cuenta con una de la tasa de mayor crecimiento de poblacion de hispanos pero segun esta funcionaria existen zonas rojas donde los hispano no se dejan contar... mucha gente tiene direccion en ciertos lugares del condado pero tal vez estan viviendo en otras partes tambien lo
CBS
Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
, southern maryland a come of rain drops. i hear from you on facebook. part of our family we bout you. will not forget about you. we will skirt by the southern and eastern suburbs today leaving us with partly cloudy skies north of the district and off to western maryland. the balance of the day is looking at highs around 76. this is about a month ahead of schedule. normally a high like this toward the end of september. angie, good morning. >> good morning. it is monday, august 31st. we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and traffic not looking that bad. 95 northbound. right now no problems between the prince william parkway and lorton. clear from the fairfax county parkway to the mixing bowl. to the inner loop we go. finding drivers between 95 past braddock road up to 66 clearly at speed. the outer loop, disabled vehicle at the toll road. good news there. that is now gone. lanes are moving. jumping to the beltway. this time north of the district in maryland where a little volume is building on the outer loop at university. we will take it over to 50 where we are flying this westbound f
NBC
Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> one got away with taking nine further days for the state of maryland. others are trying to cut back in other areas. >> we think this is the right time to show compassion what the same time collecting every penny that is due in taxes for the state. >> the amnesty program back in 1987 generated more than $30 million. it was tried again in 2001 and raised $39.5 million. o'malley initiative a parking amnesty program when he was mayor of all -- mayor of baltimore. >> this is vital revenue that will help us avoid making $1 million more in painful reductions and * think you -- in painful reductions. >> according to his office the comptroller of prefers going after tax cheats and hopes this program will not be done on a regular basis. ç>> prosecutors are rejecting claims that they have used the grand jury process and the indictment of mayor sheila dixon. >> robert robach has filed a response to the motion about subpoenas issued when the mayor was indicted back in january. robards says that the subpoenas were issued to gather evidence for a new indictment against the mayor. dixon is accused o
ABC
Aug 7, 2009 5:00pm EDT
was a contributing cause of death. >>> maryland health officials are reporting a fifth death related to the swine flu. an adult from the washington suburbs who had other medical conditions has died. officials are not releasing any further details about that person. department officials say more deaths are expected with swine flu and of course the seasonal flu. and the swine flu is expected to be back in full force this fall when school starts again. today the federal government came out with guidelines for fighting the virus, which has infected more than 160,000 people worldwide. abc's viviana hurtado reports the vaccine under development will be the front-line defense. >> reporter: the first volunteers are being vaccinated for clinical trials in seattle, with more still being recruited to test the safety of the swine flu vaccine and reassure the public, as opposed to the one in 1976 that killed more people that year than the flu. health experts insist this vaccine will be safe. with 2 billion people, or 1/3 of the world's population expected to be infected with h1n1, inoculation may
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of maryland law professor has gone up against davis' attorney in the past and says the strategy could work given the amount of media coverage. >> he has gotten very frustrated in the past several weeks, having his client be found guilty in the media, as he would put it. >> according to court documents, several witnesses have identified mr. davis as the shooter. >>> police are searching for the person or persons who shot a 59-year-old woman while she was sitting at her home. it happened at carver street shortly after 9:00 last night. she was watching tv when she was hit by the stray bullet bridge was taken the hospital with non- life threatening injuries. >>> but the woman who pled guilty to stabbing her toddler to death while under the influence of our religious called will enroll in a counseling program at a farm in northeastern maryland. they say it is not a correctional facility and that she will have a job and responsibilities. ria ramkissoon pleaded guilty to stabbing her son to death because he would not say amen. >> and little upper level disturbance in the atmosphere tod
ABC
Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
down by now. do you make the best pit beef in maryland? >> we do. let's see. 12 games, 800 pounds. i think we have a little bit of experience. >> and this is our beef fundraiser that we have. the majority of our money that goes into the widows and/or fans fund comes from the tailgate party. and we do pretty well with them. have a been over the years. >> reporter: back live looking at fans as they're waiting as the gates are supposed to open here at 6:00. initially, they're supposed to be starting to take tickets. we've had tailgaters out here really for some five hours now. and tough times or not, you recall that about a month ago when they put single tickets on sale, there were a thousand of them for the regular season games. they were sold out almost instantaneously. so poor economy or not, people certainly excited to see the ravens back out on the field. one last footnote that pit beef sandwich we were talking about earlier, if you're wondering. $6 for ravens fans. we're told $30 is the going rate for redskins fans. jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> thank you, jeff. >>> a terrible discov
ABC
Aug 17, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to the light sentences criminals receive here in maryland for gun- related offenses. >> carrying weapons on them. and that's all we keep focusing on, you know, legislation at the state to get -- to deal with illegal guns. i guarantee if they caught that guy, he would have been out the next day with a slap on his hands. >> margaret, a spokesperson with the state attorney's office agrees and says state lawmakers have routinely shot down legislation to get tougher on guns and gangs in the past. >> one of the frustrating thing for prosecutors and for the public is that just by identifying yourself with a gang and being an active gang member is not against the law. >> reporter: in the meantime, city leaders are calling upon the police to be more assertive when they see the first signs of trouble, or otherwise unruly visitors to the city's grandest attraction. at the inner harbor, jeff hager, abc 2 news. >> critics say most of the proposed legislation, get tough measures fail in annapolis and committees dominated by public defenders and defense attorneys. and harbor place issued this s
ABC
Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
today. >> they certainly are, marybeth. around the baltimore area, no precipitation. but maryland's most powerful radar has indicated one little shower. now starting to try to get organized. let me zoom into it. it's down on the lower eastern shore there it is right there. around the salisbury, delmarva area. that shower is moving towards the north at about three miles an hour. you can probably outrun it the way it's going right now. but those little pop-up showers are possible during the summer time. here your forecast for the metro baltimore area for the next couple of hours this evening. partly cloudy skies. no precipitation. temperatures holding in the 80s for the next couple of hours. we are expecting some heat and humidity tomorrow. and also the possibility of some pop-up showers. we'll tell you all about it, coming up. >>> a man died in a back riverboating accident. 26-year-old scott yeggi was being pulled hen he fell off a large inner tube. the boat operator turned around to get him and he felt a bump under the boat near a propeller. other people on the boat saw a motionless
ABC
Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
proposal stunt by a maryland delegate that actually made the national headlines. after numerous apologies, jon cardin today reimbursed baltimore city police $300 for his proposal production that involved marine, police, and the city police helicopter. it happened august 7th at the inner harbor during the 15- minute proposal, police officers boarded a boat cardin and his fiancee were on with friends and pretended they were searching for contraband until cardin popped the question. cardin's reimbursement was based on the hourly rate paid to the officers and the costs of helicopter fuels. >>> a lot of folks may be trying to squeeze in one more weekend at the beach before the kids head back to school, but things have been complicated by danny. that's the tropical storm curving towards the midatlantic coast. norm lewis has been keeping tabs on danny every step of the way. norm? >> thanks a lot. let me show you what is going on with danny. this is the absolute latest information from the national hurricane center. the winds and danny have actually calmed down a little bit. right now t
FOX
Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
". . >> no, i have not gotten my money back. >> marylanders behind on mortgages and now a target for scammers, what to look out for. >> a suspected serial robber hospitalized. what store workers did when the man robbed a store for a third time. >> danny gathering strength in the atlantic what maryland city could get a direct hit from the potential hurricane in the sky watch forecast. >> and cash for clunkers, how it is turning into a cash cow for thieves. . >> hello again, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am jennifer gilbert. tropical storm danny is growing in the atlantic ocean tonight gaining strength and picking up speed. >> it could become a hurricane. and one track actually has it hitting close to this state. >> chief meteorologist vytas reid is here with a look at the sky watch forecast. vytas. >> watching the storm for a few days. and gathering strength over on the atlantic. tropical storm danny with winds at 52 miles per hour. gusting to 63. so actually is gathering strength. it was at 45 miles an hour, about an hour ago. with gusts in the upper 50s. but we will continue to see this
FOX
Aug 5, 2009 5:30pm EDT
able to find him or her. >>> the 2009 voting season in the state of maryland has been a deadly one. ten people have died in maryland waters alone and there are three months left the in season. most victims were not wearing life jackets. the deadliest year on the water was back in 2005 when 27 people were killed. >>> a baltimore woman loses her fight for wind power but debate might not be over just yet. melinda joins us with more. >> reporter: marsha wanted to put a wind turbine on tolle top of her federal hill home. she said it would cut her energy costs and it's better for the environment but she needed to get zoning approval do it. she went to the city zoning board yesterday to make her case along with her contractor, but some of her neighbors protested the plan. some worry about safety, and others say it would be an eyesore. the object would stand about ten feet tall above her roof, and many tempt would it block their view from nearby rooftop decks. zoning officials decided to deny the request, much to marsha's does a appointment. she said the decision contradicts the cities' me
FOX
Aug 6, 2009 11:00pm EDT
numbers don't workout. >> the health care debate. what happened at a townhall meeting in maryland earlier tonight. >> a cat is set on fire. who police may be responsible for the latest incident of animal abuse in the city of baltimore. >> frustration over a nightclub. the law that has some baltimore residents very upset. >> and the cyber bullying mother. why she is allowed to go back online. >> live, in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition". >> hello again i am jeff barnd. jennifer has tonight off. protests are getting louder over president obama health care plan. recent positive shows 52 percent of voters are against the plan. and 39 percent favor it. many americans say they are concerned about over spending, and reduced quality health care. >> townhall meeting on health care reform took place in prince george's county. keith daniels was there and he stands by with the latest. keith, how did the talks turnout? >> well, jeff, first off live here at the oxon hill public library. maryland's fourth district. as you know. congress woman donna e
ABC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00am EDT
questioning. >>> still to come on "good morning maryland" - >> major budget cuts hit maryland. i'm sherrie johnson. more on how those cuts affect you. >>> take a live look outside, 70 degrees. justin berk will have a full check of the forecast when we come back. >>> and the trains and buses report with mark jones. >> good morning. light rail is 20 minutes late in the northbound direction. metro subway is on time. on the buses look for the 15 to be diverted westbound at saratoga and greene due to watermain break repair ongoing. and heavy volume on the 7, 13 and 19 buses. marc looking good on the camden penn and brunswick lines. mos clean so deep... ...it's like your old mop's worst nightmare. ♪ [ thunder crashes ] [ man ] love stinks. ♪ love stinks! ♪ yeah! yeah! [ female announcer ] swiffer wet cloths clean better than a mop with new cleansers that attract dirt deep into the cloth and lock it away. new swiffer wet cloths clean better, or your money back. ♪ love stinks! diabetes and cancer. and they've heard that biomedical research offers hope, that it could control, maybe
ABC
Aug 29, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. >>> taking all of the right step hes toward success. it's been on maryland's persistently dangerous list and lots of hard work from students and staff, the school has been designated as safe. the principal says she's happy the school was shown in a polite. >> today, we have met the guidelines based on the state and identified per sittantly as safe but guess what? we've always been persist antley safe here at w.e.b. dubois school. >> the principal says students now have more options to get the most out of the high school experience. they have evening closes, mentoring programs plus a.p. classes have been added to the school's curriculum. >>> two winning tickets were sold in the many egg ga millions jack pout. the tickets match the winning numbers for an estimated $333 million. the other in california. there were nine $10,000 winning tickets sold right here in maryland. it was also a winner the state. the jackpot now goes down to $1 million for tuesday's drawing. >>> another maryland bank is forced to close its doors. what bradford bank closing means to are customers. >>> and in these
FOX
Aug 26, 2009 5:30pm EDT
danny gathering strength the atlantic. what maryland city could get a direct hit in this hurricane. >> he only became one of our best senators of our time but one of the most accomplished senators of our democracy. >> one of the longest serving senators died. we look back at the life of senator ted kennedy of massachusetts. >> and what this man did to two women that has police hunting him down. >> live, in high definition, from wbff tvv in baltimore in is fox 45 news at 5:30. >> i'm, jif jeff barns. >> i'm jessica gilbert. tropical storm danny could soon become hurricane danny. >> it is on a course that could hit the state of maryland. we are joined with more on what danny could actually do. >> quite interesting this storm is because it wasn't very organized the other day but now looking at organization taking place, taking it up a notch as tropical storm as we see it sixth around out there in the atlantic winds right now at 46 miles per hour, pressure sitting at 1007 and gusts at 58 miles an hour and sitting just about 565 miles east of miami florida. now this storm is gaining a l
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
>>> wjz, wjz dt and wjz.com, baltimore. >>> good morning, maryland. now, don scott, marty bass, breaking news with mary bubala, your first warning weather, and wjz traffic control with sharon gibala. it is wjz, maryland's news station. >>> hello again, at the top of the hour it is 6:01 and still humid out there. we have clouds overhead and marty has stuff on radar. you will see it and hear sharon's traffic. >> there's a big difference compared to the last few days, off to the east we have low pressure offshore, and that is true trying to drag the moisture by elkins our way, let's look at the radar from overnight and we have had clouds in the showers about the mid atlantic. so, it is going to be a variablely cloudy day with temperatures hanging after a midday 84, it is actually going to a high of about 88. that is dependent upon getting a protothe i good chunk of sun in this afternoon. 79 this evening, the general thinking is through the day we want remove a somehow ire or thunder shower from the outlook. >> how about the commuting this morning, here is sharon at wjz traffic con
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
cardin and his town hall meeting on health care reform in western maryland, speaking to a crowd of hundreds at hagerstown community college. angry people raised many objections. >> how will you look at my children in their eyes and tell them they will have a better future with $99 trillion post >> the local town hall meetings reflect similar anchor displayed across the country is not as members of congress used the august recess to meet with constituents. on wall street, a relatively upbeat news from the fed yesterday. the fed says there are signs the economy is stabilizing. brooke hart is in washington with more. >> it was the fed's first sunday assessments in more than a year. economic activity is leveling out. it has left lower interest rates alone. >> i think things are improving. the fed will stay the course. >> is the great recession over? president obama this week took credit for halting the slide. >> we provide assistance that has saved the jobs of tens of thousands of workers providing essential services like teachers and police. >> the president and the fed said warning s
NBC
Aug 10, 2009 11:00pm EDT
swine flu vaccine began at the university of maryland medical center. >> this seems scarier and more unpredictable because it seems to strike younger people, people my age and those who seem relatively healthy. >> anything we can do individually to stop the spread of this flu, and now, would be an advantage. >> volunteers get one shot today and a second shot in three weeks as researchers try to figure out of the vaccine is safe and what does is effective. -- if the vaccine is safe and what does it is effective. >> basically, we will come away and understanding how much vaccine, how many doses and how quickly they can develop immunity. >> what happens in your house to determine if and when the general public will be immunized, and if so, maryland health officials are watching the trials closely. >> once the government approves it for license and use, our job is to get it all over the state. >> vaccinations will start with an estimated 2.5 million people considered at risk for the swine flu. >> this vaccine does change the way people are being treated, and if it does save hundreds of t
NBC
Aug 31, 2009 12:00pm EDT
esearch, for patients, their families, and our economy here in maryland. call senator mikulski today. tell her, thanks for protecting the promise of biomedical research and the maryland jobs it provides. it's not just the future, it's life. >> live, local, late breaking. >> this is wbal. >> we begin with a special education alert. i am sarah caldwell. school is in session for all maryland students. school bells rang in baltimore city and howard county. for one east baltimore school, it is a special first day back. tim tooten begins -- >> paul laurence dunbar high school is open for students and staff. a number of top state and city officials will be here for the ribbon cutting ceremony. -- were here. the ceo helped reopen the building that cost $32 million to renovate. it did not take long for students to learn their way around the new building. for most returning to class it's been a long time coming. >> i am just so excited we are here and able to benefit from having a new building. i am happy. i've been waiting for this the last two years. very excited. >> the renovation pro
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 6:00pm EDT
part 2 of the health care debate in maryland. senator ben cardin holds hi second town hall meeting tomorrow in hagerstown. yesterday's meeting at towson university drew a big crowd. protesters showed up in force to oppose overhauling the health care system. there has been fiery debate across the similar at similar town hall meetings. this afternoon senator cardin told us that he questions the protesters' motivation. >> i think, quite frankly, there is a group that just oppose health care reform. they want to see president obama lose, they made it personal. i think that's unfortunate. and they recognize they have to have at least something to be for. so i think they try to pick issues and say why don't we just do this. >> tomorrow's town hall is set for 1:00 at hagerstown community college. no signs will be allowed inside, and police say they act to enforce order if necessary. >>> eunice kennedy shriver. the presidential sister who founded the special olympics and helped show that the mentally disabled can lead productive lives has died at the age of 88. the kennedy family is rememb
NBC
Aug 26, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in the studio. >> maryland officials highlight senator kennedy's accomplishments, the work he did, and the way he did it. >> i present to this convention, senator edward kennedy. >> she cochaired his 1980 presidential campaign and introduced into the crowd at the national convention. in a conversation on wednesday, she shared memories of her colleague and friend. >> ted kennedy had the courage of his conviction. he had such a great gift of working across party lines. it being willing to compromise without compromising his ideals. that is what he would want us to do now. >> across maryland, leaders pause honor his legacy. >> [unintelligible] >> from the moment of silence at the city hall to the courts in annapolis. >> my condolences go out to the kennedy family, the shriver family, and the towns and family -- townshend family. >> he said, i saw firsthand his dedication to build a society for america. it will be deeply missed. many officials called kennedy a hero and a mentor, including congressman elijah cummings, saddened by the loss of a friend. >> when people die, a piece of you
CBS
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
anne arundel, ch ni arles, frederick and prince georges counties in maryland. then in virginia, a few districts begin today, theyiaar culpeper, ulki, errappahanock and spotsylvania counties. all starting this morning. >>> school also begins in the district today and last-minute renovations at john boroughs elementary has some parents there concerned. digital correspondent armando trull is live from outside of the school in northeast. armando? >> reporter: andrea, good morning. when school children start to arrive here at 7:30 they will see a beautifully renovated john boroughs school, new floors, new tables and chairs, fresh paint. everything is pristine. but the pta is saying hold on a minute because it is what the children won't see that could hurt them. when the doors open this morning for the first day of school the pta will be here but not to welcome parents and kids but to urge them to stay away for the next three days. >> we will not allow our children to go in with conditions like this. we just won't. >> reporter: the pta and ward five council on education are concerned th
CBS
Aug 25, 2009 5:00am EDT
. our temperature 71. in garrett county and manesbnew york pennsylvania. 70 southern maryland. easton 64 on the eastern orthde nuths mbe eropdeths nue mberdro in spots. a very pleasant comfortable air mass. going to lead to a great tuesday ahead with plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures almost hot. without much humidity it will feel okay. the first traffic this morning, here's angie. >> that's what i have got for you. thank you, hoe we. kicking off the 5:00 hour. we start with 95 in virginia fredericksburg 0 past the fairfax county parkway to the beltway a clear commute. to the inner loop in virginia. wilson bridge braddock to 66. drivers are clocking in at a great pace. 66 and open the door. knock knock, here we are. check out the head lights through centreville. fine to the district. still at speed. 270, what's going on here? here's your shot live -- actually that would be the outer loop live from university. drivers are fine there. here on 270 from 121 to the split. no traffic and 95 and the bw parkway clear from baltimore to the beltway. over to you. >>> this morning, shuttleis s
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
wjz, and wjz.com baltimore. >>> good morning, maryland. now, don scott, marty bass, breaking news with mary bubala, your first-warning weather and traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> hello again, top of the hour and a pretty but a pretty steamy day's start. marty is at first-warning weather. >>> we have a clear day's start. here's doppler radar, it shows what the harbor cam shows, clear skies in the region right now. looking at the overnight. we did have shower activity through the area. around annapolis, we had some thunderstorm activity. it's a beautiful day's start, but can't rule out a chance of a passing thunderstorm. it kicks up by 60% into the nighttime hours. a temperature of 80 on the high of 81 degrees. >> your way to work could be wet. here's sharon gibala in traffic control. >> it could be, we have a few accidents to report. one of them on 100. this one coming in, a second accident on route 97 at liberty road. watch for that one. emergency road work causing snellville avenue to be closed at old york road and frisbee street. lookin
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 11:00pm EDT
tomorrow morning on "good morning maryland." the other big story we have been following for two days now, the town hall meetings featuring protesters angrily denouncing president obama's health care reform plan. pennsylvania senator arlen specter took the heat today. l.a. night it was ben cardin's turn at a town hall meeting in towson. she is at it again tomorrow. christian schaffer asked the senator what he thought about the opponents, and he joins us with the story. >> reporter: senator cardin says the purpose of the town hall meetings is to take questions and to hear suggestions from his constituents. but he says that's not what motivated many of them to turn out last night or today in pennsylvania. >> one day god is going to stand before you and he is going to judge you. and the rest of your damn cronies up on the hill. [ applause ] >> reporter: anger in lebanon, pennsylvania, directed in the face of senator arlen specter over president obama's health care proposals. >> okay, okay. >> reporter: monday night in towson, the format was different. maryland senator ben cardin wasn't q
CBS
Aug 2, 2009 8:00am EDT
report about infant death rate here in maryland. >>> trouble for sarah palin. what she is saying about the possibility of divorce. >>> flash-flood watch. it will be in effect as storms ahead our way. more details coming up. >> reporter: live where there is everything you can think of to do with toy trains. we'll have a live report in just a few minutes. eyewitness news is second away. >>> this is wjz tv, and wjz.com, baltimore. from the city to the county to your neighborhood, complete coverage on wjz 13, maryland's news station. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news. this morning we begin our severe storm update, we're going to tim because we have some terrible storms in the area and the last two days or so, we want to find out how we're doing. tim. >>> good morning, gigi, we have some severe thunderstorm warnings already in effect. looking at live doppler, we have a severe thunderstorm warning for frederic and york counties because of a line of storms moving in. we watch them move in from the west and we're seeing heavy rain and thunderstorms, strong winds moving thro
CBS
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
good morning, maryland, now don scott, marty brass, breaking news with mary bubala and wjz traffic control with sharon gibala. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> it's exactly 6:00 and not a bad day's start. sharon will have traffic after marty with weather. >> the storm appearing to be offshore. some good news with danny and your local forecast. let's look at first-warning doppler. clear skies in the area. you saw the picture of the inner and outer harbor. we have no difficulties right now. by later on this afternoon, we'll mention maybe a 30% chance of passing shower. we'll have a high of around 85 it will. 85degrees. just a 30% chance of passing shower. >>> here's sharon in traffic control. >>> not too many problems this morning. you will find one accidents on 70 westbound approaching 29th. it's on the shoulder with no delays. 53 miles per hour is your sensor there. look for police activity blocking harford road and normal avenue. looking at a gas main break causing a closure between park and utah. utah blocked between baltimore and seratoga. no issues on the west side. every
FOX
Aug 27, 2009 5:30pm EDT
messaging including washington, d.c. maryland texting ban goes into affect october 1st. karen parks fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> that brings us to our question of the day. should teenagers be shown a graphic on the danger of texting while driving. go to our web site and tell us what you think. response might air tonight on news at 10:00. >> see the entire texting p sa on our web site. just go to fox baltimore.com slash news link. >>> church in south west baltimore is vandalized graffiti on the walls and window. police say gangs could very well be responsible. keith live at the church with very latest on the story tonight. >> we are live in the 600 block of cecil avenue here at the overcomer tab knack el church. leaders say they have been here for more than 15 years and never been the victim of crime. now the baltimore city gang unit is investigating. the pastor says he found the writing on the wall in the church when he arrived this morning. someone also tried to break into a locked window. now the pastor says all of this happened after the church agreed to have 21-year-old david's funeral
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
thunderstorms by this afternoon. just approaching western maryland. nothing in central maryland yet. we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and clouds out there. this will surge into the upper 80s before it is all over. yesterday we were 91 at the inner harbor. scattered showers and storms this afternoon into tonight. >> 3 students from brunswick high school have been charged with setting the middletown football field on fire. 379-year-old -- three 17-year- olds were arrested this morning. the destruction caused $20,000 in damage. >>> gov. martin o'malley says he hopes that one of the baltimore city's most visible police units does not disappear. officials need to raise $200,000 to cover the food and boarding expenses of the mounted patrol unit. they will accept donations in the hope of meeting the september gold. >> these are really tough times. there is not a county executive or mayor or governor in the country that is not faced with a lot of difficult decisions. but i hope we can find some way to maintain the police mounted unit in this city. it is an important tradition an importan
CBS
Aug 28, 2009 5:00pm EDT
most of central maryland under a flash flood watch. you can see loot -- the light green. on down to the middle eastern shore. how will all of this play into this one-two-three punch, we have been talking about moving over the mid-atlantic? for more on that, we send it over to marty. >> let's get to the bottom line. good afternoon, everyone. we're in the exact same scenario as last weekend. however, friday night is taking the part of last saturday, where we've got, you know, a decaying system, being somewhat pressed offshore by a weather blockage over the mid-atlantic and then a cold front coming in with its own problems a little later on in the progression. this is danny. it is loosely organized at best. manufacturers go ahead and take a look at the numbers. winds of 45 miles an hour. those two up 39. danny loses his name completely. still expected to meander along the same northerly event, northeast track over the next 24, 36 hours, coming a beam of ocean city. let's say in the middle of the afternoon. frankly, as a big nor'easter. i'm not trying to diminish the storm which itself
NBC
Aug 6, 2009 12:00pm EDT
. >>> yesterday, a senate committee approved a bill co- sponsored by maryland senator barbara mikulski that would enable states to jam cell phone signals inside prison. currently, the fcc bands such jamming. cell phones smuggled into a prison were used to plan and execute the killing of an eye witness in a trial last year. the measure heads to the full senate for a debate. >>> all baltimore apartment complex has been given the all clear after a proper monoxide scare. levels were as high as 75 parts per million at grayhaven apartments. fortunately, in this case, no one had to be taken to hospital. >> on hd doppler, it has been active all morning long. like a shower activity is moving through the area. the pressure along the front that is stalled out over virginia. it is moving out of our direction. the rain should be tapering off this afternoon. we will keep the clouds around. cooler than normal temperature range. it is starting to get up to around 80. we are about 70 downtown. 68 in easton. 81 in ocean city. mostly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms. we are on the tail and the
ABC
Aug 19, 2009 6:00pm EDT
member of a maryland airborne unit has died of injuries he suffered in afghanistan. the department of defense says 31-year-old sergeant first class william b. woods, junior of chesapeake was shot last friday. he died at a german hospital. woods was a member of the army's second battalion 20th special forces group in glen arm in baltimore county. >>> tonight maryland state police are looking for driver of this car. the car was traveling on i-83 near the ruxton road exit around 2:00 this morning when it slammed into a guardrail, flipped over and burst into flames. when paramedics arrived, the car was empty. if you have any information, police ask you to give them a call. >>> throughout the afternoon, we've had some severe weather over southern maryland. that is now all gone away as far as the watches and warnings are concerned. but they still got some pretty heavy thunderstorms. we've also got a thunderstorm warning in effect for york county, pennsylvania that does continue in effect until 6:30. take a look at the radar. you can see the thunderstorms moving through southern maryland, an
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